• Miss Lauren Dunlavy

    Reception Class Teacher

Welcome to Reception!
Check out this page to see what we have been up to.
An intruder!
Reception came back to a very messy classroom last week - someone had broken in! We used our measuring skills to determine who our culprit was. 
In art this week, we looked at Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. 
We talked about how he might have made the swirls, what colours he used and our favourite parts of the painting. We then created our own starry night paintings. 
This week, our book focus has been Goldilocks and the Three Bears. In Science, we decided to follow some instructions and make yummy porridge for us all to try. It was lovely with honey!

Cinnamon apples!

We have had a fantastic afternoon at Forest School this week with Mrs Gray. We got to cook apples with cinnamon on the fire and had a go at trying them. We took great care using the apple cutter and made sure we were very sensible around the fire.






The discovery of the dragon’s egg!

In Reception, we found a Dragon's egg in our classroom! The children thought carefully about how we could keep the egg safe, choosing to wrap it in a blanket and sing songs as well. At the end of the week, Mummy Dragon returned to take her egg back home. She left us a letter, thanking us for all our help with keeping her baby safe.






Mini Medics Training
We had a very special visit from N-Lighten, who came to talk to us about First Aid. We talked about looking for dangers and helping people who might need it. We know to call 999, only in an emergency and even had a go at putting our friends in the recovery position!
Numbers Day!
Friday the 7th of February was Numbers Day. In Reception, we concentrated on numbers to 10, recognising them and counting objects to match. We played lots of games, like snap, sang songs to help us with our counting and had a go at some tricky counting challenges too!
This term we are learning all about Space!
So far, we have dressed up as astronauts, piloted our own spaceship, imagined our own journey to space and learned some amazing facts - ask us about them!

Wonderful water!

As part of Flood Safety Week, today we joined Class 1 to learn about the water cycle and about what happens to our water when it goes down the drain. The children drew fish around the drain covers to remind them to keep the fish in mind when they are pouring water away. 





Spectacular shapes!

This week in Reception, we have been looking at shapes and their properties. We went on a fantastic shape hunt around school and found lots of the shapes that we have been looking at. The children were very enthusiastic and showed their friends the ones that they could find. We also had an amazing maths lesson making our own shapes. We talked about how many sides the shape would have and how many sticks we would need to make them.